Local stories of interest to progressives that popped up today:
The public face of gun-rights battle
How an elderly African-American man from the Southwest side was picked by national gun rights activists to be the figurehead of one of the most important Second Amendment cases in history — an upcoming Supreme Court challenge to Chicago's gun ban.
Board continues to target Las Casas
Chicago Public Schools leaders failed to push through a plan to close Las Casas Occupational High School last year. Now they're trying again, using a whole new set of excuses to kibosh the city's last public high school for special needs students.